Kutai National Parrk

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Ludo
8 contributions
Waste of time
Jun 2019 • Solo
I came here to see orangutans and it's very well advertised. But there are no orangutans here.
Most of their habitat is destroyed to create palm oil plantations.
The national park itself is not maintained, the vegetation around the trails is growing fast and it's easy to get lost.
In the stopping areas there is lot of plastic garbage. It should be banned to bring plastic inside the park and they should clean.
The ticket entrance is 5000 rupiah for locals and 150000 for foreigners. As a foreigner, I have to pay 30 times more than locals. This is not fair, especially because the flight ticket, the accommodation and food in Borneo are already expensive and part of the package that a foreigner must pay to come here.
If you want to see orangutans, you just waste your time and money in Kutai.
Written June 5, 2019
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ami s
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I enjoyed the track...
Aug 2017 • Friends
KNP is rich of endemic animals and old trees. Here we could see many interesting things, such as a giant Ironwood tree and canopy bridge. This park was a great place to enjoy tracking path in a tropical rain forest.
Written April 10, 2018
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ritu242014
New Delhi, India8 contributions
Wonderful experience, poor facilities
Jun 2017 • Family
We booked through Rimba Borneo Kalimantan and I would recommend our guide, Rusdy, without hesitation. He's also a great cook. The forest is beautiful (we got to see orangs), but the Prevab camp needs improvement. Large garbage pit just by the lodge. That's the last think you would expect to see at a 'national park'. The facilities are extremely basic, which is fine, but be prepared. Take binoculars (these should have been provided) and plenty of mosquito repellent. The mosquito net was torn and served no purpose. A lantern would have helped and added to the atmosphere. Also, something to keep the mosquitoes away in addition to the repellent that we were lathering ourselves with.
I would go back there but would make sure that I have a little more 'comfort'.
Written August 9, 2017
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Awang Jumri
Samarinda, Indonesia26 contributions
nice park 😍
Sep 2016 • Business
I did trekkings there never feel bored there just wanna go on and on, the silence , the smell of leaves, wild orangutan that sometimes really hard to be found, rangers were very helpfull n experience of searching for orangutans, in the last visit we were jumping to the bushes where the trekking trail was not there to be able to see the orangutan, amazing experience ! Oh ya, in the night trekking was seeing the tarantula n owl 😍 , they r awesome
Written January 20, 2017
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MakassarTraveller
Makassar19 contributions
Extra Ordinary Experience
Dec 2016 • Friends
Trekking into Kutai NP and seeing wild orangutan was really one of the highlight experience in my life. I have been there in two occasions and I wish I could go for more
Written January 17, 2017
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Awang Jumri
Samarinda, Indonesia26 contributions
Orangutan spot , birds , Tarantula
Oct 2016 • Friends
Good place to see wild orangutan, owl (sometimes), tarantula , beautiful birds species, basic lodges are there , nice trekking trails that can show u how beautiful the park is
Written January 2, 2017
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DaisyandThyme
London, UK159 contributions
An amazing place to see Orangutans in the wild
Aug 2016 • Solo
After reading several, not so positive, reviews about the Kutai National Park I was a bit reticence to go there but I had a nice surprise and absolutely loved it. Here you have a chance to see orangutans in the wild. I didn't see any during my morning trek but saw 3, including a baby one, in the afternoon. The park itself is beautiful and quite, not many tourists there. The accommodation, at the rangers house, is basic but it's clean and has everything you need. I went there on a private tour so the guide cooked for me. If you are on your own, you have to buy food before going there, there's nothing there, it's totally isolated. You can use the ranger's kitchen. It was wonderful to have my breakfast looking at monkeys and water monitor lizards. I definitely recommend this place, despite being difficult to reach. It was a long journey, but totally worth every minute. The rangers and family are very nice, I felt welcomed and safe.
Written September 11, 2016
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chris ishak
Jakarta, Indonesia340 contributions
Tracking at TNK
Jul 2016 • Family
Together with my sons: Tito and Iqbal , we tracked the TAMAN NASIONAL KUTAI / TNK forest.
Unfortunatelly, after more than 1 hour I gave up to continue our trip. The weather was hot and I was tired to follow the steep road. The guide told me that our rest trip was about more than 1.5 hour. I had decided to be back, coz the next way was too steep.

While we were tracking, we saw a lot of big trees which we never see before. For example Pohon Ulin or Ulin tree, so tall and we looked so tiny. The adventure was amazing, we had passed the wooden bridge, fall big tree, hut and steep road . We couldn't find out the atmosphere9 like this in Java , I think.

I suggest you to wear sport custom, bring drinking water, cap, sunglasses and mosquito lotion. Coz alot of mosquitos are around you. And the most important thing is to set up your body, enough sleep so you can finish your trip.

They dont provide guide, but we can ask them as long as available. They dont have rate for guide fee, you can give about IDR 100.000 or USD 10.
Written July 25, 2016
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Eriyanti B
Denpasar, Indonesia174 contributions
Outbond
Aug 2015 • Friends
Nice place...but for myself I felt not safe. Specially on the last bridge. Anyway manything trees you can see it. Ulin tree and the tree house....hope oneday will renovate, so many people will come and feel safe...😘😘😘
Written February 16, 2016
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maro m
Edmonton, Canada87 contributions
Perhaps the best place on Earth to see wild Orangutans
Jan 2016 • Friends
I booked a tour to see Kutai National Park for two days to see the Orangutan and was NOT disappointed! After taking a 30 minute boat ride up the river to the Prevab ranger station we ate lunch and rested briefly before going out on our first trek. Not all but a large amount of the forest is secondary subsequently due to the great Borneo forest fires years ago, but ironically it has actually greatly increased one's chances of seeing Orangutan there due to the parks reduction. Within 30 minutes the ranger round several orangutans directly above us and while they rarely come to the ground, they came within a few meters of us. We also saw a black and white snake, beautiful mushrooms, monitors, and macaques and during the night safari we saw a beautifully coloured kingfisher, as well several large spiders and a tarantula. Walking through the jungle to the sounds of the forest and in the midst of the moonlight is definitely something I would recommend to the adventure traveler!
Written February 3, 2016
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